Pleached Ficus Hilli is a better specimen for using 'pleached' if you go down that path ben-more robust in terms of their water requirments

Shafer Design Ltd. In coastal temperate regions of Australia this look can be achieved using Waterhousea floribunda GREEN AVENUE Pbr or Acmena smithii SUBLIME Pbr - also good options where container size is limited.

Beneath pleached hedges is prime space for other gorgeous plantings. In the photos above, where the sunlight will still reach plants below the pleached hedge, designer Jinny Blom has planted a mix of foxglove, peonies and other perennials.

Like a nice tall border for your garden? Pleached hornbeam is the way to go

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